|Arizona Aerospace Foundation Flight Training Center expands|
The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) Flight Training Center in Mesa, Ariz., recently celebrated the grand opening of a new $4.2 million, 22,000-square-foot facility in Mesa.
The facility is on the flight line at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and includes a 15,000-square-foot hangar, and 7,000 square feet of office space that includes a state-of-the-art flight simulator.
“This facility shows the commitment of UND Aerospace and Chandler-Gilbert Community College to be leaders in aviation education,” said Don Dubuque, director for the UND Aerospace Extension Programs. Dubuque added that the collaboration among the two schools is a key ingredient in the healthy relationships needed for a successful program.
UNDAF partnered with CGCC in 1994 to provide a collegiate flight training program to meet the growing demands in the world-wide aviation industry in career fields such as professional flight, air traffic control, airport management, and aviation management. The CGCC/UND Flight Training Center, at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, intends to continue to use the new facility to educate those who would like to start a career in one of the many aviation fields available. Students can obtain an A.A.S. degree from Chandler-Gilbert Community College and through an articulation agreement can transfer, at any time, into the four-year degree programs offered at UND.